Doha, September 29 (QNA) – Al Arabi on Saturday surprised former champions Al Gharafa with a gutsy display, snatching a point with a late strike in their tense Qatar Stars League (QSL) clash. Al Gharafa opened the scoring through Diego Tardelli in the in the 13th minute. However, exhibiting a die-hard brand of football, Abdulaziz Hatem (87) headed home for the equaliser from close range.
In the 12th minute, Al Gharafa camp jumped in joy as Tardelli deflected an easy ball from close range to give the former champions the lead.
Late in the second half, Al Arabi produced a superb equaliser through Hatem who jumped high to deflect the ball into the net. The Al Arabi players celebrated the goal with coach Pierre Lechantre on the touchline. It was the second draw for both sides in three games. (QNA)